Talk:Tropical Storm Matthew (2004)

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Merge[edit]

I propose this be merged. Just because it caused some rainfall, doesn't mean it's notable. The storm caused next to no damage, and no deaths. There is some good information here, but the storm was not notable, and doesn't really deserve an article, IMO. Hurricanehink 16:09, 7 February 2006 (UTC)

This is part of the 2004 season which has the problem of too much information in the list of storms. Maybe we should split off a List of 2004 Atlantic hurriane season storms article, like 2005 has, to allow more to be written on the storms without having a bunch of new articles. — jdorje (talk) 16:52, 7 February 2006 (UTC)
In case it sounded like I was arguing in favor of keeping it...I wasn't. No damage and no deaths? Merge. However we may find ourselves having to split up the 2004 article if this keeps on. — jdorje (talk) 04:27, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
I am very much against splitting up 2004 AHS. The length is not an issue. Just trim each of the sections, it's not hard. No need to do anything drastic. And merge this article please, my axe is ready. -- §HurricaneERIC§Damagesarchive 23:02, 8 February 2006 (UTC)
You can axe it. The 2004 season does not need to be split. 37 kb is pretty small, and is the same size as Wilma. What should happen is get rid of the useless details. Hurricanehink 00:56, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
"We, the gentlemen of the jury, find the defendant, Tropical Storm Matthew of 2004, guilty of non notability and sentence him to die by decapitation." (wow, that was sadistic) -- §HurricaneERIC§Damagesarchive 01:12, 9 February 2006 (UTC)
Decapitation? Surely he's only being merged, becoming One with the universe. — jdorje (talk) 01:13, 9 February 2006 (UTC)

Rewrote/todo[edit]

So, can this stay? It's better than before. Plus, after the 2005 season got articles for all storms, I thought we could do that for 2004, with Bonnie and Matthew being the first ones. Icelandic Hurricane #12(talk) 11:58, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

Sure, it can stay. Also, all storms is a good idea for this season, but we should wait first. We should work on getting Alex, Charley, Frances, Gaston, Ivan, and Jeanne as good as possible first. I know it sounds boring and you probably want to jump in and do a Karl article, for example, but we should really wait. Look what happened to 2005. Every article was done at once, and it took weeks and is still in the process of getting good. Once Alex is a B or above, and the rest are A or above, then we can talk about expanding the season's articles. Hurricanehink (talk) 14:06, 22 May 2006 (UTC)
I put it at start class. The rampant typos and grammar errors need to be fixed. Also, more info is needed. Hurricanehink (talk) 14:08, 22 May 2006 (UTC)

If anyone is interested, here is a page with some damage photos. They're all copyrighted, but you could try for fair use if you get permission from the author. If you get permission, be sure to put what you said and what they said in the image page. Hurricanehink (talk) 19:42, 23 May 2006 (UTC)

Alright, I finished my copyedit. Any suggestions? Hurricanehink (talk) 00:37, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I don't know. Looks great to me. Maybe the intro could be expanded a bit, but I'm watching American Idol right now (Chris is a True Americane Idol. Rock on Chris!), so I can't do it. Icelandic Hurricane #12(talk) 00:48, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
LOL, you got to multitask! That's what commercials are for. Yea, Chris is awesome, but I think he is a bit of a repeat of Bo Vice from last year. Hurricanehink (talk) 01:00, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
No. Chris is more alt. rock. Bo was an older type of rock. Icelandic Hurricane #12(talk) 01:12, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
But it was still rock, IMO. Most others were simply pop. Back to the article, I expanded the lead. What more needs to be done for B class? Hurricanehink (talk) 01:23, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
I uploaded a MODIS image, equivalent to the NRL one (and at a slightly higher res). I think the article is B-class now, the major work has been done, which implies higher-than-Start to me. I can only see tweaks left to do really (Metric conversions, nbsps, copyediting and the rest). The only substantial addition would be a ground-level impact picture. Oh and IMO the copying of Pop Idol as American Idol more than makes up for Hurricane Charley (1986).--Nilfanion (talk) 10:34, 25 May 2006 (UTC)
Nice on the Modis. Damn Metrication, but I got it. I don't know about the nbsps, and can someone else copyedit? Ground-level impact picture would be nice, but there's no PD ones. Someone could email at the above pictures. Another Idol fan? Great, lol. Hurricanehink (talk) 15:22, 25 May 2006 (UTC)

End of cyclone history[edit]

Fixed Matthew's history to conform with the surface cyclone progression seen on HPC daily (and 3 hourly) weather maps. The low that was once Matthew remained identifiable for at least four additional days. Thegreatdr 19:29, 26 January 2007 (UTC)

GA Sweeps Review: Pass[edit]

As part of the WikiProject Good Articles, we're doing sweeps to go over all of the current GAs and see if they still meet the GA criteria. I'm specifically going over all of the "Meteorology and atmospheric sciences" articles. I believe the article currently meets the criteria and should remain listed as a Good article. I have made several minor corrections throughout the article. Altogether the article is well-written and is still in great shape after its passing in 2006. Continue to improve the article making sure all new information is properly sourced and neutral. It would also be beneficial to go through the article and update all of the access dates of the inline citations and fix any dead links. If you have any questions, let me know on my talk page and I'll get back to you as soon as I can. I have updated the article history to reflect this review. Happy editing! --Nehrams2020 (talk) 05:49, 9 May 2008 (UTC)